|30 August -||2 September||2013||€ 389|
Itinerary (subject to change)
7:00 p.m. from Wiesbaden, Hainerberg PX bus stop 7:00 p.m. from Kaiserslautern, Park & Ride parking lot Daennerplatz (near Kleber Kaserne). 8:15 p.m. departure from Heidelberg, PHV Park & Ride. Parking lot (outside base, near new commissary). 10:00 p.m. departure from Böblingen, Panzerkaserne PX parking lot. Via Basel - Lucerne - St. Gotthard - Lugano - Milano - Parma - over the Apennin Mountains - La Spezia to Pisa. Dinner en route (not included).
Breakfast en route (not included). Morning arrival in Florence. We start with a walking tour of Florence featuring the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Accademia, Piazza Signora, the Duomo and the Basilica Di Santa Croce – where we will find the tombs of Michelangelo, of Galileo and many other great personalities of the past. After free time for lunch and shopping we meet again for check into our 4-star hotel. Late afternoon and evening free in the hotel. Your tour guide will make suggestions for dinner.
After breakfast (included) we are heading to Siena, the ancient rival of Florence and home of the famous Pallio, the traditional horserace in medieval costumes. Our walking tour features the Basilica Di S. Francesco, The Palazzo Publico and the unfinished Dome, Santa Maria Dei Servi. After enjoying a typical cappucino at one of the most beautiful squares of Europe, the Campo of Siena, we depart for San Gimignano. Owing to the great number of clan towers this gem of Tuscany is often called the Manhattan of Italy. Time to stroll along the paved streets, go for some souvenirs or try the “best Italian ice cream”. Afterwards we drive to a Tuscan wine growing estate for a wine-tasting (not included) before we return to our hotel. In the evening we recommend the Tuscan gala dinner, a chance to taste the renown Cuisine and the wine of the Chianti region and enjoy the entertainment of opera singers (not included).
After breakfast (included) in the hotel and check out we depart for Pisa. With your guide you will tour the Campo Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) with the Leaning Tower, the Duomo and the Baptistry. Late evening arrival at points of origins.
(and largest city)
|Rome / 41.9; 12.483|
|-||Total||301,338 km2 (71st)
116,346 sq mi
|-||April 2011 estimate||60,681,514  (23rd)|
|Currency||Euro (€)2 (
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|-||Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|